Former district employee surrenders following external investigation

    After first resigning from Pittsburg Independent School District Aug. 7, Jackson David Boyd, 32, turned himself in to local law enforcement authorities Aug. 31 in connection with an arrest warrant involving the sale, distribution or display of harmful material to a minor, a Class A misdemeanor.

   Boyd, who was booked into the Camp County Jail, was released that same day on a $5,000 bond. Previously serving as the school district’s video technology specialist, Boyd is alleged to have sent an inappropriate and offensive picture through a social media application to a Pittsburg High School student. The student later reported the incident to a district employee prompting an initial investigation by the Pittsburg ISD Police Department.

   The Camp County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating other allegations related to this particular case. Boyd, who maintained the district’s website and all social media platforms, regularly photographed and videotaped both students and staff districtwide as part of his job duties. In recent years, Pittsburg ISD has dealt with multiple incidents involving similar allegations of misconduct by other district employees. Those individuals were later dismissed following an internal investigation by the district with no criminal charges being filed. Administrative staff, with direct knowledge regarding this case, could not be reached for comment prior to the start of the three-day Labor Day weekend.

   Two weeks after Boyd resigned, the Camp County Sheriff’s Office was asked to assist the district with the investigation. Sheriff Alan McCandless and Chief Deputy Chris Clark met with Pittsburg ISD Police Chief Tyrone Rogers and collected information for further investigation. Chief Deputy Clark then presented the case to Camp County Attorney Angela Saucier who determined that there was probable cause to execute an arrest warrant for Boyd, a Pittsburg High School graduate.

   “This is still an ongoing investigation,” said Chief Deputy Clark in an interview Aug. 31. “We have taken over the investigation, but we are still keeping the Pittsburg ISD Police Department in the loop as far as any updates we might have. This case is being handled with complete thoroughness. We take this matter very seriously.”